How to Finish The School Year Strong

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Linda Kardamis shares common mistakes to avoid and positive things to do that will help you have a successful finish to your school year. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Finish The School Year Strong. How can we finish strong?

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How to Host a Student Media Festival

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Lawrence, a current organizer of the longest running student media festival in the country, shares how to set up and run your own media festival. Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. It’s up to them.

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Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race.

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5 Ideas for Helping Parents Read with their Kids (No Matter Their Age)

The CoolCatTeacher

Amy Mascott on episode 475 Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Today, the show features reading expert, Amy Mascott, about how parents and teachers can help older children develop a love of reading.

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5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are your ideas to get started. Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker : 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

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Service Learning: Grants and FREE Resources to Help Your Students Serve and Grow

The CoolCatTeacher

We Volunteer Now has fantastic resources, and they’re awarding $250 grants for 500 schools to use toward volunteer projects. Transform your school by helping students design their own project to inspire and improve their community. Teacher checklists to keep you on track.

Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Ashley Burkett talks about the signs that a child is being trafficked, how children are being recruited, and what schools should be doing. This is an important topic to discuss so we can protect innocent children. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Video Game Design with Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Helping Autistic Students Travel by Making Books

The CoolCatTeacher

However, one teacher of the year has found a way to help improve traveling experiences for autistic children and their families. Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. How to Find the books.

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Help Autistic Kids Travel by Making Ability Guidebooks

The CoolCatTeacher

However, one teacher of the year has found a way to help improve traveling experiences for autistic children and their families. Brett Bigham has created a way to use books to help special needs and young children prepare to go to new places. How to Find the books.

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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

How To Help Kids Manage Early Puberty

MindShift

From surging hormones and acne to body hair and body odor, puberty can be a rocky transition for any kid. They’re more likely to become depressed during adolescence, the study finds, and this distress can persist into adulthood. To see more, visit [link

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation. Talk about a big change in culture: A short two years ago, Milford Public Schools in Massachusetts had no network to speak of and even fewer computers available to students. Today, we have a gigabit wireless network deployed at our elementary, middle and high schools , and starting this fall, we expect to have deployed more than 3,000 Chromebooks to our students, teachers and administrators.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.

Connecting Your Students with the World: Book Review [Book]

The CoolCatTeacher

Overwhelmed teachers who want to collaborate globally are going to love Connecting Your Students with the World. I’m excited to review this book. You’ll learn how to take part. There are tons of links and resources to get you started. I knew when I saw this book several months ago that it was going to help lots of teachers and their students connect. Teachers are busy and don’t have time to ferret out what they need to do.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. This week is National Tutoring Week : a decade old celebration of how important Tutors are to students’ education.

How to Help Kids in Poverty Succeed in Life and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Click here to download the transcript or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Subtle bias of educators and how to address it. Want to hear another episode on helping kids in poverty?

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Events Newsletter - Maker Ed - Games for Change - Elementary Homeschooling - Library 2.0 - SeaTrust

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 23rd - April 6th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. What are my state’s requirements for homeschooling and how do I meet and report them?

DOGO News: current events and non-fiction for your classroom

iLearn Technology

What it is: DOGO News is a great place for kids to learn about current events, read non-fiction articles, and access customized content that you curate. DOGO features thousands of news articles and new original content added daily, this is the leading online source of current events for students, teachers, and schools! DOGO Teachers allows you to create a special page for your students. The site is very easy for kids to navigate.

The Beauty of Ownership and Belonging: Elementary Tech Teams

Tech Helpful

For this school year our fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to participate in elective Fridays that change each quarter. Each fourth and fifth grade teacher and out of classroom educators then decided what elective they would like to lead based on their passions.

EdTechTeam Live: iPads in the Elementary Classroom Webinar Archive

EdTechTeam

Last Wednesday, Tracy Purdy , Ben Friesen, Angela Gadtke and I had a blast sharing resources for using iPads in the elementary classroom on our Teaching & Learning Team's monthly webinar. Ben demonstrated Pic Collage for us and discussed how to use the app to capture artifacts of learning.

California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide

techlearning

­ - District Chooses Discovery Education’s STEM Connect to Bring STEM Lessons to Life for Students Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education has been a great partner in helping us achieve this goal, we look forward to the next phase of this powerful relationship.”

How to Use iBeacons in the Classroom – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Practitioners begin to think about ways to redesign their learning spaces and schools in the upcoming 2015-16 school year to encourage innovative teaching and learning, making this the perfect opportunity to introduce an emergent technology called iBeacons.

5 ways to enrich communication at the start of the school year-and why it’s essential

eSchool News

Good communication is essential in any relationship, whether it is employer to employee, spouse to spouse, or teacher to student (or student’s parents). As a teacher, you also need to help students transition smoothly into a new class schedule, routines, and teacher expectations.

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UF Professor Receives $5 Million Grant to Improve Florida Public Education Technology

Wisewire

Department of Education awarded a $5 million Supporting Effective Educator Development grant for the program to Nancy Ruzycki, a UF lecturer and the director of undergraduate laboratories at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create. In this post, I’ll share how this app works and my thoughts on how you can use it in your classroom.

Seven Things to do this Summer to Prepare for Your Flipped Class

Turning Learning On Its Head

Yet, on the other hand, summer gave me time to rejuvenate, play, and learn. One of the beauties of summer is that there is more time to learn and prepare for the coming year. I will be leading this event. Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement (Bergmann, Sams).

14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love

Teacher Reboot Camp

This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others. You can also get students to think and problem solve with the fabulous STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities and resources below.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. She holds firm to the belief that student access to technology is the great equalizer.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Andrew Carnegie The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. The great majority of these events are free to attend.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Here''s how he does it. I am often asked about how we use "social media" here at PS 10. It is a question that is both simple & easy to answer and one that is also complex and nuanced. Here is how we use it at PS 10 Webpages and wikis - Teachers have class webpages and wikis to help foster the home-school connection. Updates of class happenings are posted, often with pictures (great ways to get insights into the class environment).

How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving

Edsurge

But instead of dusting off the DVDs buried in your desk drawer, consider using these edtech-powered ideas to get your learners’ bodies moving and brains working. Teachers do not have to wait until the bell rings or until they have formally addressed the class to get their students’ learning started. I like to call these challenges “activators” because they activate curiosity, thinking, and problem-solving in students’ brains.

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Almost two decades after Columbine, how to prevent school shootings still vexes security experts

The Hechinger Report

The Our Lady of the Angels catastrophe shocked the country and spurred action, leading to the proliferation of fire drills, sprinklers and other protocols that have so far helped prevent another similar event from occurring in America. this weekend, to call for more gun control.

How to Empower Girls Through Art, Activism and Female Friendship

Edsurge

“She goes to school, feels uncertain about who she is, tryin’ to hide behind the curtain so she lashes out, out of fear of bein’ known, inside and out.” These vulnerable lines open the music video “ Jagged ,” an award-winning film written, directed and starred in by elementary school students at Rocketship schools in California. Academic and social-emotional success through QueenHype Program The call to empower I learned the value of education early on.

Events Newsletter - I Witness Testimonies & Holocaust - HackEd 15 - TechEducator Podcast - ISTEunplugged

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

March 20th - March 30th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings.

My Simple Show: Create your own explainer videos for free!

iLearn Technology

How to integrate My Simple Show into the classroom: My Simple Show is a fantastic option for digital storytelling. Students begin by choosing to write their own script, or by uploading a Power Point presentation. this is an awesome way to check for understanding!),

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Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders

techlearning

Mary’s Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! The contest invited elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate.”

Help Kids Learn to Code with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

How kids can explore and create in STEM with ease From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We’ve finished our portfolios and it is time to celebrate. Scroll down to enter the giveaway contest! Cool Lesson Plans to Help Kids Learn to Code.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion. Embed YouTube or Vimeo videos, upload images for your students to discuss, feature a file or a weblink. Flipgrid makes for an excellent addition to the portfolio.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech and plan your professional development for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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